Call to support Venezuela

Pan Africanist David Comissiong is calling for CARICOM to support Venezuela against threats from the United States

Members of the Network in Defense of Humanity (Caribbean Chapter) and the Friends of Venezuela Solidarity Committee stood in unison in front of the Errol Barrow statue in Independence Square to affirm their stance with the Venezuelan government against imperialist North American interference.

Surrounded by members of the Barbados-Venezuelan community, social activist Bobby Clarke presented Venezuelan Ambassador Jose Gomez Febres with the Caribbean Statement of Solidarity with Venezuela.

The solidarity statement comes at a time when Venezuela is plagued with internal turmoil as the result of conspiracies involving the wealthy elite, its opposition and interference from the United States.

The statement says “we, the undersigned citizens and leaders of civil society organisations of the Caribbean call upon our governments and their multi-lateral organisation (CARICOM) to take urgent steps to make it absolutely clear to the government of the United States of American that the nations and the people of the Caribbean consider Venezuela to be an integral sister nation of our Caribbean civilisation, and that we denounce and repudiate all attempts to unlawfully attack, subvert or remove the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro and his United Socialist Party.”

Signed by 23 countries, the statement is supported by civil movements throughout the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.

Pan Africanist David Comissiong argued that this was an issue of illegal interference and on the eve of the December 6th elections, was impactful on the entire Caribbean.

“Many forces, imperialist…North American forces…that wish dearly …to subvert the United Socialist government of Venezuela because they know if they can knock out the progressive government of Venezuela that virtually the entire progressive program of the Americas will be in danger.

“If Venezuela is destroyed there is a very strong likelihood that Petro Caribe will not survive, ALBA…Telesur….CELAC will not survive” said Comissiong.

Trade Union activist, David Denny reiterated this point, saying, “Venezuela is playing a leading role within our region.”

He added that members of the Barbados community will be sending “working class solidarity” to the “working-class” government of Venezuela.

Denny contested that he and those in attendance were there to defend “what is right against what is wrong”.

“We are not just here standing next to Errol Barrow to hold a public meeting,” said Denny, adding “we are supporting an international working class struggle, where a worker is leading one of the leading countries in the Americas.”(KK)






14 Responses to Call to support Venezuela

  1. Francis November 15, 2015 at 12:20 am

    No mention of Venezuela intimidation of Guyana!!
    They can’t be serious.

  2. Tony Webster November 15, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Now is good time for a re-start/ re-invention/ resurrection/ of PEPpy political party. There would be people lining up in droves to sign-up. Yes?

    The irony would be monumental, as Senor Wannabe King Chavez ll…does not exactly welcome any political dissent in his wonderful Bolivarian Paradise.

    PEP could distinguish itself from all other political parties here who raise their elections war-chest by diligent but suspicious means…by arranging commercial supplies into Venuezuela, such as toilet paper, milk, sugar, pampers, coffee, bread, flour, matches, etc…for a price! . Might even be able to make a break- through…in shipping some of our wandering flying fish from to Caracas, scoring a goal on our 30-year old football match wid our Trinny friends! limitless potential, guys! What’s stopping you from actually doing something, other than trotting out arrant nonsense?

    • Sue Donym November 15, 2015 at 6:19 am

      Hear, hear!
      Once you started about war chests, by the time I got past flour on the list I had to make sure I was seeing matches and not other implements of war (machetes)

  3. Willy November 15, 2015 at 1:34 am

    How much of Barbados’ GDP is a direct result of American tourism? Seems like those in Barbados may want to tread lightly and not jeprodize well over 50% of their economy.

  4. Sue Donym November 15, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Which Venezuela and which David Commissiong do we have today? The Venezuela that is making an aggressive territorial claim on our CARICOM member state Guyana? And surely not the David Commissiong that said that we (CARICOM states) should not ‘interfere’!

    And solely for completeness and accuracy, B’dos Today, could you please tell us which “23 countries” signed “the statement”?

  5. jrsmith November 15, 2015 at 6:55 am

    This David person is a fool, weeks ago , he was telling bajans and the regional islands not to get involve , with the issue of Guyana and Venezuela. we in Barbados ,should not allow persons like David ,to drag us into issues of other countries , nothing to do with us. if he want to do something ,get some economic ideas together to help Barbados. we cant even control our border security.

  6. Ivana Cardinale November 15, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Definitely, ignorance is the worst enemy of man, and here we can read real ignorant comments or may be they might suffer from psychotic disassociation, which is a mental illness caused by watching to much CNN, BBC or Fox News: Western Media Presstitutes that attack progressive governments and raises lackey governments. The dissociation is such that we see the island getting ready to “celebrate the independence” when in reality that is a joke. What kind of independence is this when Barbadians still have to kneel before a parasitic queen? You should be more concern about the issue that Barbados is still a British colony and not a INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC….. rather than talk ignorance about neighbor countries that are sovereign and independent that decided to stop being the US back yard. I invite you to read more History and watch less CNN lies

  7. carson c cadogan November 15, 2015 at 11:15 am

    He really needs something proper to do with his time.

    This man is a nuisance.

  8. carson c cadogan November 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Under Chavez and now under this joker who has replaced him, Venezuela has hit rock bottom. In spite of all its resources.

  9. Olutoye Walrond November 15, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    I really don’t think David is conscious of the immense anguish he generates in so many of us when he takes these positions. If I were he I would have compassion and cease from offending us so often.

  10. Tony Webster November 16, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Pray God, that we do NOT find way more “light sweet crude” out dere on the ocean blue, where the fish fly free and the dolphins roam: let dem alone, stay cool in dem home, wid nary a drilling-rig or a drone! Instead of ending up like Venezuela..or even like dat li’l island Sao Tome, off west Africa… where dey found oceans of oil…and evahting now mash-up. Mash-up, fine, fine.

    Oil? Wunna really want oil? Try this on for size:

  11. David November 17, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Does Venezuela and Guyana have Black people in those country Comissiong,,Denny and Bobby Clarke please give us a brieak with the nonsense emanating from you all mouths

  12. Mirna Hughes November 19, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Ivana Cardinale I will somehow accept David Commissiong defending the Venezuelan regime and we all know his reasons and he has never lived in Venezuela, I don’t even think he is fluent in Spanish but you? You should be more concern about the situation in Venezuela, you should be concern about the lack of food, medicines, insecurity, corruption, etc that is going in our country. You? that said that when you were living here before Chavez you were happy and didn’t know it? Why did you come back to live in Barbados if Venezuela is finally an “INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC….. that decided to stop being the US back yard”.

    You are worse than David Commissiong and David Denny because you are Venezuelan and very well know what is the real situation in Venezuela. You came here running from all the problems, you wrote an article in a Venezuelan newspaper where you complain about the insecurity, specially in the building that you were living, about not being able to find the food items you wanted and you feel you can come here and join all these communist wannabe and talk garbage about your own country and about the country that is giving you the life that will never have in Venezuela? Please Ivana, Please… Who is the ” apátrida”? Really?

    I will ike you to answer me and tell me the real cause of the Venezuelan situation without mentioning the “economic war of the opposition and USA” or all that communist script that you all learn so good and of course you also have to explain to me how Venezuela now is a better country… I will patiently await for your answer.

    Mr. Commissiong, were where you when the dispute between Venezuela and Guyana? MIA?

  13. Mirna Hughes November 19, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Commissiong can you explain this to me? according to the Venezuelan regime these two young men were kidnapped by USA. Another attack… Was this one of the actions that the imperialist are taking to “knock out the progressive government of Venezuela”. You are a lawyer you should know. Then again you said that Nicholas Maduro has been “democratically elected” if you knew the Venezuelan laws you should know that that’s not the case.


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